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think the speech gimp last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, if it's carried out, i will resist it. and then, of course, you continued on and on for months afterwards talking about what a disaster the surge would be. even to the point where it was clear, the surge was succeeding. and in march 2008, you said, quote, here the term "quagmire" could apply. if that's not a quagmire, what is. even as late of august 29th, 2011, 2011, in an interview with the financial times, you said, i disagreed with the president obama, his decision to surge in iraq. as i did with president bush on the surge in iraq. do you stand by that -- those -- those comments, senator hagel? >> well, senator, i stand by them, as i made them. >> you stand by -- were you right? were you correct in your assessment? >> well, i would defer to the judgment of history to sort that out. >> but the committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you're r
this ambitious foreign policy agenda. >> what was hillary clinton's initial reaction when you told her look, they're actually considering you as possibility for secretary of state. >> she didn't believe it. >> reporter: he is one of clinton's closest aides. >> i e-mailed her, i think it was the friday after the election day after hearing it from two reporters. and her reply was, not for a million reasons. >> if she hesitated, why not just say no? >> i think she did, or she came very close, i think the president persuaded her. >> reporter: clinton was quickly confirmed, but how would she get along with the man who defeated her campaign? could she work for him? >> everybody expected there would be a lot of division, secretary of clinton going behind his back. >> reporter: so was there any tension between the people at the top? >> i think everybody has been surprised. >> reporter: surprised that while secretary clinton and president obama have been separated often as she travels the world, they have maintained a unified front. >> and she has spoken of that relationship, you know, once adversearies,
on foreign policy can do it through hagel today, through this hearing. the past positions hagel has taken where supporters of israel believe that he has made statements that suggest he's soft on israel, he does not support the president's positions on iran, or that he does not view hezbollah as a terrorist organization, administration officials say he will clearly address all those past statements, put them to bed and make it emphatic that he fully supports the president's positions today and yet they know this will be a drawn out in their view political exercise and think he could get confirmed by well more than the 60% majority because he's a member of the senate club and in the end they support somebody who they view as a senator and in the white house's view still a mainstream person. jake? >> we're listening right now as we're watching right now as senator levin of michigan introduces the new members of the senate armed services committee, senator levin, democrat of michigan we see there, next is senator chuck hagel, was former republican senator from virginia john warner, chuck hage
. was that a mistake? >> i don't think that was a mistake. if you look at the overarching ark of our foreign policy, democrats had a sizeable advantage over republicans on the issues of foreign policy and keeping us safe. hillary clinton played a large role in that. if you look at -- i agree with you on the arab spring. got only knows what that is going to turn into. if you look at getting rid of gadhafi, and a large role in whether or not she runs for president because americans don't pay that much attention to foreign policy. >> if she's healthy, given the blood cloth and concussion, if she's healthy, do you think there's any doubt that she's still thinking about being the first woman as president of the united states? >> i have no idea what is in her head. she's certainly a strong institution of the democratic party, certainly stronger than joe biden does. the foreign policy will loom large. we'll ask the question, so what did the obama administration's afghanistan surge accomplish exactly? they sent tens and thousands of additional troops, spent a lot of money. we are going to be out of afghani
secretary of state. >> american foreign policy is not defined by drones and deployments alone. >> reporter: john kerry, call, distinguished, gray-haired, son of a foreign service officer. >> trying to get some daylight between me and secretary clinton, that's not going to happen here today. >> reporter: as his confirmation hearing showed, the policy is likely to remain the same, but the personality will change. more straight laced with a hint of humor. >> i'm taking it for the red sox, taking it for the patriots. >> reporter: and that personality of hillary clinton in a way, i think you could say overshadows any job she's had. it will be fascinating to watch this last day and then the days coming. >> jill, what are the plans today at the state department? like a big cake and a tearful good-bye, a party, what will happen? >> it will be like the very first day. i was there, i remember it very well. it will be at the c street entrance where they have the flags and she will say good-bye. could be quite emotional. don't know exactly what she will be saying, but obviously thanks and standing roo
american foreign policy. but what are the high points? what can she point to to say i did that during tenure as secretary of state? >> the reality is she was trapped in a way, caught between an a cruel and unforgiving world which is not terribly hospitable to big successes, and she didn't have any. on the other hand, she was caught with a foreign policy president, barack obama, who's the most withholding and controlling since richard nixon. he wasn't going to delegate many of the big-ticket items. i think shea made it out of necessity. she identified her own issues. i call them planetary humanism -- women's issues, gend gender issues, social networking, internet freedoms, press freedoms. they're all very important, 21st century issue, but they're not the kind of issues that get you into the secretary of state hall of fame. a very fine secretary of state nonetheless. >> and the benghazi, libya, situation will follow her, yes? >> absolutely. >> yeah. polls show she is one of the most admired women if not the most admired woman in the world. is she the front-runner for the white house in
promoted the internet and facebook, twitter as tools in diplomacy and foreign policy making, probably more than any other person working in our government. >> sounds like a very modern secretary of state but does come at a price in benghazi and that hearing she had where she said, does it really matter what happened on the ground? this will come back to haunt her no matter what she does. >> if she runs for president, though some of the sound bites from the hearings will obviously be used by her republican opponents and opponents and the like because there is a great retort to her that if you take that sound bite, it does matter and you hear republicaninging doing that this week. i would say benghazi is the low water mark. but plenty of other achievements. if she writes the memoir right she might be able to frame benghazi and the emotion she has of losing the lives of those americans in benghazi under her watch. >> she was criticized for not dumping bill during the monica lewinsky affairs. still one of the most admired woman in the world and leaves the secretary's position with very high nu
our state department, and to work with me in tackling this ambitious foreign policy agenda. >> reporter: what was hillary clinton's initial reaction when you told her, look, they're considering you for the possibility of secretary of state. >> she didn't believe it. >> reporter: one of clinton's closest aides. >> i e-mailed her, i think it was the friday after election day, after hearing it from two reporters. and i'm pretty sure her reply was something along the lines of, not for a million reasons. >> if she was hesitant, why not just say no? >> i think she did, or came awfully close. i think the president was very persuasive. >> we're delighted to welcome senator clinton secretary of state designate. >> reporter: clinton was quickly confirmed. but how would she get along with the man who defeated her campaign? could she work for him? >> everyone expected, including myself, that there would be a lot of division, a lot of secretary clinton going behind the president's back. >> so was there any tension coming in between the two people at the top? >> i think everyone's been s
more like the president thinks when it comes to foreign policy this will be a team that might not push back as much with regard to cuts or withdrawals or smaller footprints or reluctant moves with new eras. in terms of the worth of the man for him and the job they receive there, not at all. >> since you went there, let me sort of switch where i was going and ask you about the smaller footprint. we having coming up the withdrawal of u.s. combat troops from afghanistan at the end of the year, and we are seeing republicans already going, no, i think we need -- lindsay graham on, talked about up to 20,000. it's too important not to leave a substantial footprint there, and yet i think that the general is right that we now have a team that seems to be more in sync with president obama and they want a very small footprint. you talked in your book about training the afghan security forces, are they ready for a total withdrawal of u.s. troops when the time comes? >> i think they are not ready for lack of a strategic partnership in america. i wouldn't try to tell senior officers how many people
now said that they sent the bomber and that they are against u.s. foreign policy and they oppose close ties with the west from turkey. and a woman that vanished two weeks ago, we have details on that. >> what we are learning now from the semiofficial state news agency is that sarai sierra's body was found in a poor neighborhood of istanbul, they believe her body, perhaps, was taken there from the site that she was killed. they also say that nine people have been arrested in connection with this. our sister network said that the police told them there's evidence of stab wounds on her body. obviously very sad news for her family. her brother and husband in istanbul expecting to be taken to identify her body. not clear why she didn't make that flight home as expected by her family on the 22nd of january, the last communication sh she had with her family the day before, she was excited to come home, has been missing all these days since and now her body discovered in a poorer neighborhood of istanbul. >>> thank you very much, what do you get when you hold a gun buyback program. in tampa a,
. >> reporter: hagel talked about the surge with scorn. >> the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam if it's carried out. >> reporter: a source close to mccain said the friends just drifted apart, as friends sometimes do. not because of policy differences. but even mccain acknowledges the change. >> i've noticed over the years that our views on the united states of america and what we should be doing in the world has diverged rather dramatically. >> reporter: by mccain's 2008 presidential run, hagel was more in line with barack obama. the two traveled together on a mideast trip obama used to beef up his foreign policy chops. and hagel was never seen on mccain's straight talk express. and mccain has been very careful to say he will not block hagel's nomination to be the president's defense secretary, but he also says he's not sure if he will vote for him because of their deep differences now over big issues like iran and afghanistan. mccain's questioning of hagel at this morning's hearing will be the most highly anticipated because of their differences on
state department and to work with me in tackling this ambitious foreign policy agenda. >> what was hillary clinton's initial reaction when you told her, look, they're actually considering you as a possibility for secretary of state? >> she didn't believe it. >> reporter: he is one of clinton's closest aides. >> i e-mailed her, i think it was the friday after election day after hearing it from two reporters. and i'm pretty sure her reply was something along the lines of, not for a million reasons. >> if she was hesitant, why not just say no? >> i think she did or came awfully close. i think the president was very persuasive. >> we're delighted to welcome senator clinton, secretary of state designate -- >> clinton was quickly confirmed. but how would she get along with the man who defeated her campaign? could she work for him? >> everyone expected, including myself, that there would be a lot of division, a lot of secretary clinton going behind the president's back. >> so was there any tension coming in between the two people at the top? >> i think everyone's been surprised. >> su
.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have sa
look? that debate was sound from the president and his challenger, mitt romney, a foreign policy debate about defense spending cuts in the sequester happening at the beginning of the year. if it's going to happen, just not at the beginning of the year, that what's it going to look like and what's it going to do to the economy? >> i think there are going to be -- we're in a period of retrenchment at the state, local, and federal level. the government is shrinking. the revenues are low. i mean, every pressure is going in that way. i think it probably will not end up looking like this just automatic across the board cuts but you're likely to have at the least very hard freezes on all forms of spending in nominal dollars so nobody can spend any more than they spent in the last year or even if there were inflation. >> greg? >> well, i would add that ironically the budget deficit is falling, certainly as a percentage of gdp. and we will get next week i think on the tuesday from the congressional budget office new budget figures that show that, in fact, the deficit is dropping and dropping pre
. number one challenge to the united states from a foreign policy statement and the national security standpoint and chuck hagel simply off the page on this that was the primary reason i could not support him, whether it is republican or democrat, that took that position. >> let's go back are to where we began. saying it won't keep him from becoming the next man to lead the pentagon. by some counts it looks like he has 5 6 votes. enough to pass, maybe not enough to stave off a filibuster. where does this go? >> i think it's too early to tell based on the performance yesterday, i think new questions will arise. if democrats want to aabsolute the preside -- salute the president and turn their head the other way, i suppose he could be nominated. but i think democrats and republicans have real questions about whether this is the right person for this critical position. >> you think the 56 votes aren't really 56 votes after yesterday. >> i would want to go back and recount those after yesterday if i were senator hagel. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> obviously we'll continue
to lead our state department and to work with me in tackling this ambitious foreign policy agenda. >> reporter: what was hillary clinton's initial reaction when you told her, look, they're actually considering you as a possibility for secretary of state? >> she didn't believe it. >> reporter: philippe reines is her deputy assistant. >> i think she said not for a million reasons. >> reporter: if she was hesitant, why not just say no? >> i think she did, or came awfully close. i think the president was very persuasive. >> we're delighted to welcome senator clinton, secretary of state designate. >> reporter: she was quickly confirmed. how would she get along with the man who defeated her campaign? could she work for him? >> everyone expected, including myself, that there would be a lot of division, a lot of secretary clinton going behind the president's back. >> reporter: was there any tension coming in between the two people at the top? >> i think everyone has been surprised. >> reporter: surprised that while secretary clinton and president obama have been separated often, as she tr
in iraq. >> as to the comment i made about the most dangerous foreign policy decision since vietnam was about not just the surge but the overall war of choice going into iraq. that particular decision that was made on the surge but more to the point our war in iraq, i think was the most fundamentally bad dangerous decision since vietnam. aside from the costs that occurred in this country to blood and treasure, aside from what that did to take our focus off of afghanistan which, in fact, was the original and real focus of the national threat to this country, iraq was not. >> so one member of the committee has already said hagel is the wrong person to be the defense secretary. >> do i respect senator hagel, his record today demonstrates he would be a staunch advocate for the continuation of misguided policies of the president's first term, retreating from america's global leadership role and shrinking the military would not make america safer. on the contrary it would endanger our allies and provide opportunity for nations that do not share our interests to fill a global leadership va
be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my difference to the -- >> answer the question. the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> mccain and hagel were long time friends before a major falling out over the iraq war. hagel endorsed president obama's military policies. country singer randy travis due in court in texas today. he is expected to plead guilt tow a misdemeanor drunken driving charge. he was arrested last august after running his car off a road. travis was naked and ready to fight when they arrived. the charge against travis as a misdemeanor could net him up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine. olympic great michael phelps has a new sport with 0 0 to do with swimming. he played in the phoenix open pro am yesterday. he signed a deal with ping golf. he said playing golf in the olympics would be fun. we are getting word china blocked cnn during a report on hacking in the "
, when it comes to foreign po policy. this is going to be a team that might not push back as much with regard to cuts or withdrawals or smaller footprints. so i think there may be differences in policy, but in terms of the worth of man for handling the job, they received there, not at all. >> since you went there, let me just switch where i was going and ask you about the smaller footprint. because we do have coming up, the withdrawal of u.s. combat troops from afghanistan, at the end of the year, and we are seeing republicans already going no, i think we had lindsay graham on, we talked about up to 20,000. it's too important not to leave a substantial footprint there. and yet i think the general is right, that we now have a team that seems to be more in sync with president obama and they want a very small footprint, you talked in your book. are they ready for a u.s. troop withdrawal when the time comes. >> i certainly wouldn't try to sell senior officers exactly how many people are required. but i think we have offered a strategic partnership to afghanistan. >> it means trust, an
and on down bear responsibility. it was contradictory when it came to actual foreign policy and the question -- what difference does it make -- it makes a difference if the attackers were local vendors hiding rocket propelled grenade launchers in hummus or international terrorists who have been popping up in algeria in that hostage situation where three americans were killed. clearly to understand what happened, how to prevent it, and bring the perpetrators to justice it makes a difference. >> hummus -- i like how you worked that in. this week marked the anniversary of the roe v. wade decision. an interesting backdrop for a new bill proposed in new mexico where a republican state lawmaker wants a law that would punish a rape victim if she becomes pregnant from the attack and has an abortion. she would be charged with tampering with evidence. let me get your take on this, amy. i'll go to you first. >> yeah. i looked at the story, it was so strange. and i did a bit more research. in fact, that female lawmaker i should underscore, she said that that was very misinterpreted. and in fact, she has
a foreign policy that can doing development as well as diplomacy that can reach out to women's groups, to youth, to entrepreneurs, to religious groups. that's the softer side. but it's also the smart side. and it's not john kerry's natural bailiwick, but it's very important that he build on that legacy. >> i take it that state department will be much different under kerry. and marie slaughter, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend more than 20 times is claiming self-defense. it's one of the hottest trials going on right now. we'll dig deeper on the jodi arias trial with hln's jane velez-mitchell just ahead. >> one day when he drove home from a little league game, i saw a homeless man with a cardboard sign that said "need a meal." so i told my mom i wanted to do something. >> will larsy is a 9-year-old child. i hesitate to call him child. i think he's in a category of his own. as a 7-year-old, he decided he was going to take on this issue of hunger. >> welcome to frogs. >> my group is called frogs and it means friends reaching o
an extraordinary run at it in terms of foreign policy. i think secretary clinton has supported the president. i think that's reestablished our standing around the world. i think they managed an exceedingly complex, fast moving and difficult situations in a very skilled manner. i think she gets high marks, soledad, both from republicans and democrats, and from the american people and internationally. >> so she talked about how hard it is on the spouse, and he talked about how hard it is on the staff. so i guess my question would be is bill clinton kind of over it? you've known him since you were 5 years old. he's been very supportive of president obama. critical, i think it's fair to say, but has he also moved on? or is the spouse always struggling? >> i think both made good points in terms of the spouse and the staff. i think that's understandable and true. but i think you have to go to president clinton's speech in charlotte, which i think was a pivotal moment in the obama re-election campaign. that was a powerful speech making the case for the president's re-election. so i think the answer is
opponent, now thinks he is wrong, especially about this comment. >> the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam if it's carried out. >> were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to the surge being a dangerous -- >> are you refusing to answer, mr. hagel? >> well, i am not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> so you refuse to answer that question. >> watching this tension, even outright scorn, you'd never know these two men were once the closest of friends and political allies n fact, when mccain ran for president in 2000 ark voter asked who he would want in his cabinet. listen to mccain's answer. >> as far as secretary of defense is concerned, there's a lot of people that could do that. one of them i think is senator chuck hagel could do that kind of job. >> reporter: that's right. the same man mccain lit into 13 years later in a confirmation hearing for the same post in president obama's administration. but they once had a bond even tighter than senate colleagues. a shared experience in vietnam. in fact, they were so c
of the hard issues, those really traditional foreign policy international policy issues. some critics would say she didn't accomplish much of anything and she leaves john kerry a pretty fragile world. other people would say, no, she actually injected into the conversation, changed the conversation about international policy. what she talked about and what she followed through on were the issues of women's development, economic development, children, family and increasing the conversation as she would put it with people around the world, not just talking to governments, but beginning this two-way conversation with people all over the world. so that debate is going to go on for a long time. >> we're watching secretary of state hillary clinton say farewell to some of the 69,000 state department employees. john king and gloria borger are here in the studio with me. she has now a record high in the washington post/abc news poll. a 67% favorability rating and from december, democrats, 65% of democrates say they're likely to support hillary clinton if she seeks the democratic nomination for presid
. meanwhile the iranian foreign minister said he hopes a new secretary of state john kerry will work toward softening washington's policies toward iran. hillary clinton has said good-byes to colleagues at the state department. >> i am so grateful that we've had a chance top contribute in each of our ways to making our country and our world stronger, safer, fairer, and better. >> john kerry was sworn in yesterday and brings in the doughnuts for his new job monday morning. good mof. but a cnn political ed other tore paul steinhauser explains the hot topic is what could happen in four years. >> hey, miguel. it's the biggest question in presidential politics. will she run? the she, of course, is now former secretary of state hillary clinton. when asked in a global town hall a few days ago if she was thinking of making another bid for the white house, this was her answer. >> i am not thinking about anything like that right now. >> here's what she said the same day in an interview with cnn. >> have you decided that you absolutely will not run? >> well, i have absolutely no plans to run. >> no pla
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